Friday, 12 July 2013


Markham has retained its historic past in part of the town. Here a just few places of interest:

Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery Heintzman House - Home of Colonel George Crookshank, Sam Francis and Charles Heintzman of Heintzman & Co., the piano manufacturer. Markham Museum Markham Village Markham Heritage Estates - a unique, specially designed heritage subdivision owned by the City of Markham Reesor Farm Market Cathedral of the Transfiguration Thornhill village

Heritage streets preserve the old town feeling:

Main Street Markham (Markham Road/Highway 48) Main Street Unionville (Kennedy Road)/Highway 7

There are still farms operating in the northern reaches of the town, but there are a few 'theme' farms in other parts of Markham:

Galten Farms Whittamore's Farm Forsythe Family Farms Adventure Valley

Markham's heritage railway stations are either an active station or converted to other uses:

Markham GO Station - built in 1871 by Toronto and Nipissing Railway and last used by CN Rail in 1990s and restored in 2000 as active GO station and community use Locust Hill Station - built in 1936 in Locust Hill, Ontario and last used by the CPR in 1969; re-located in 1983 to the grounds of the Markham Museum Unionville Station - built in 1871 by the Toronto and Nipissing Railway, later by Via Rail and by GO Transit from 1982 to 1991; it was sold to the city in 1989 and restored as a community centre within the historic Unionville Main Street area

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